I have exactly 16 weeks until my first wedding dress fitting. Yikes! I don’t know why, but I am nervous. I know I am by no means fat or overweight, but I am going to be completely honest and open about this from here on out.
I am trying to lose 10 pounds for my wedding. There, I said it. I don’t like to talk about it because I know I don’t HAVE to lose weight, I just want to and I don’t want people to think I’m trying to be unhealthily skinny.
In 2008, I lost a little over 25 pounds and went from 147 to 120. I held on to that 120-124 for about 2 years and then after I ran my marathon, I just stopped. I stopped doing just about everything, I didn’t run, I didn’t work out, I was burnt out, it was winter and we were getting snow dumped on us every week. I gained about 7 lbs since I ran my marathon and since you are supposed to look and feel spectacular on your wedding day, I am striving to get back to that 120.
I know 120 may seem a little low to some people, but I was by no means underweight or too skinny. I was extremely healthy and I felt great, so there is no reason for me not to try and get back to that point for the happiest day of my life.
I weighed 8 pounds less when I got measured for my dress.
I have 16 weeks to literally kick my ass into shape. My main goal of exercise will be running and I’ve been doing pretty well with strength training once a week. I’m currently stuck at 132, I’ve been here for like 6 weeks and it’s driving me crazy.
My friends and I have a little weight loss chart going between us and we have been keeping track every week. I’m also going to share my results on the blog to help hold me accountable, especially since I know have a set date. I would like to think since the weather is warming up, it shall get easier.
Left Thigh: 23″
Right Thigh: 23.5″